Stunning tropical beaches, lush forests and rich biodiversity make Costa Rica one of the best destinations to travel solo or with family. This Central American country attracts nature lovers as well as adventure seekers. Here is a list of some of the most popular tourist attractions in Costa Rica that you should visit.
1. Tortuguero National Park
It is a habitat and breeding ground for various types of sea turtles including green and leatherback turtles. Apart from turtles, you can see red-eyed frogs, bright lizards, monkeys and even endangered West Indian manatee. You can reach here either by boat or plane. The timings to visit Tortuguero National Park are from 8 am to 6 pm.
2. Arenal Volcano
It is used to be one of the country’s most active volcanoes. The surrounding area of Arenal volcano still looks very beautiful and attracts many tourists. There are also lakes, picturesque towns, lakes and hot springs in the nearby area, so don’t miss it. You can also do many adventurous activities in this region like hiking, zip lining etc.
3. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Located in the Central Costa Rica, it is a perfect destination for nature and wildlife lovers. Lush green forest area covered with clouds is a home to over 3000 species of plants and animals. You can even see exotic birds here. Canopy tour along with organized hike is the best way to explore the beauty of the place.
Situated on the Pacific coast of Coast Rica, it is one of the most visited beach towns in the country. Awesome weather, surfing, vibrant nightlife and crystal-clear turquoise water are the highlights of the Tamarindo. The town offers all type of tourist amenities whether it is good food, accommodation or anything else. So, it is a perfect place to relax your mind and have a lot of fun.
5. Corcovado National Park
With plenty of sightings and ecosystems, it is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist places in Costa Rica. You can find Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, situated in southwestern part of the country. The animals that can be seen here are howler monkeys, jaguars, tapris, macaws etc.
6. San Jose
There are many things to see in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica such as beaches, museums and magnificent architectural buildings. The National Theater, Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and Jade museum are the must-visit places in this largest city of Costa Rica. San Jose is also famous for its rich culture and night life, thus you should include this city in your itinerary.